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Three Ways to Beat Holiday Blues

Balance and Joy with the Power of Essential Oils During the Holiday Season:

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begin, it is important to acknowledge the fact that this time of year may be anything but happy for some. If you have experienced the pain of losing a loved one, financial challenges, emotional trauma, or recent major life changes, it is common to feel sadness and/or increased stress during the holidays. While many use this time for family, rest and relaxation, the holidays can mean longer hours or more demands for people in certain career fields. If this is not your most wonderful time of the year, this blog post is for you. Keep reading for helpful tips on making this holiday season one full of joy, peace, and inner harmony.

Secure Your Mask First Create

As the adage says, “it is better to give than to receive.” While I believe this to be true, it reminds me of the safety demonstration given by the flight crew while aboard an aircraft. The flight attendant shows passengers on the plane what to do in the event of a water emergency landing. In the demonstration, the flight attendant instructs passengers to “secure your mask first before providing aid to a fellow passenger.” This is a concept that we can apply to our daily lives. If you don’t meet your own needs (or secure your mask first) before attempting to give to others, you may find yourself feeling burned out or resentful. Burn out wreaks havoc on us physically, mentally, and emotionally. Avoid burn out by making time in your daily routine to reset and recharge. One way to do this is a quick palm inhalation with our beautiful Energize roll-on blend. This light and airy blend is powered by lime, grapefruit, and peppermint. It is the perfect way to instantly infuse your mood with a boost of positive energy.

Master the Art of Saying ‘No’

It’s ok to decline the invitation to that Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. It is also ok to refrain from purchasing overly expensive gifts if you are not in the financial position to do so. (If you are looking for budget friendly gift options, check out our new Lavender Vanilla candle and our best-

selling Hydrating Lavender Facial Mist). Saying ‘no’ when you are overwhelmed is not selfish! In fact, it is the exact opposite. Being your top priority is what allows you to show up as your best self in every aspect of your life. When you are your top priority, your self-expression is more authentic, the world gets to experience the best version of you, and you can give from a place of overflow. Get comfortable saying ‘no;’ doing so will make your ‘yes’ that much more enjoyable and appreciated!

Enhance Your Mindfulness Practice

Focusing on mindfulness during challenging times is one of the most effective coping skills that you can develop. When you find ways to ground yourself in the present moment through mindfulness, you will feel more centered and at peace. This was exactly what I had in mind when I